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New Pig Virus Could Potentially Jump To Humans And Animals

Scientists at The Ohio State University and Utrecht University in the Netherlands were concerned about the possibility of the porcine deltacoronavirus infecting humans in the future. Their laboratory experiment showed that the virus could jump to human cells.

Public Health May 15, 2018

Animals Can Spread Deadly Diseases To Humans: These New Maps Show Hotspots Where This Can Happen

Where will the next Ebola strike? These new maps reveal the global hotspots of animal hosts that can spread infectious diseases to humans.

Animals June 15, 2016

Thailand Reports Second Case Of MERS: Patient Now In Quarantine

Health officials in Thailand have confirmed the second MERS case in the country. The patient is now being quarantined.

Life January 24, 2016

These Are The World's Most Dangerous Diseases According To WHO

Scientists and public health experts convened in Geneva to identify diseases that pose threats to humanity. Research on these dangerous pathogens is crucial before another outbreak occurs.

Life December 27, 2015

MERS Vaccine Shown To Be 100 Percent Effective In Animal Testing

Animals, today. Humans, tomorrow! Researchers successfully developed a vaccine that protected animals against the MERS virus, taking a step closer towards preventing the disease.

Life August 21, 2015

Rising Number Of MERS Cases In Saudi Arabia May Lead To New Outbreak

Saudi Arabia is experiencing a spike in MERS cases, raising concerns for public health. In just one medical facility, at least 46 infections have been reported.

Life August 20, 2015

Lack Of Knowledge About Animal Diseases Puts Humanity At Risk, Researchers Say

More research should be devoted to diseases that can move from wildlife to livestock to humans, researchers say. Diseases such as Ebola, HIV, SARS and MERS all began as viruses in animals, they point out.

July 21, 2015

Hospital That Served As The Center Of The South Korean MERS Outbreak To Reopen Soon

The health ministry of South Korea announced that the Samsung Medical Center in Seoul, which served as the center for the outbreak of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, will resume its normal operations on Monday following a significant decline in new cases of infection.

Life July 17, 2015

Philippines Confirms Traveler From Middle East Is Second MERS Case

The second case of MERS in the Philippines had been confirmed by the country's health authorities. The patient is currently admitted for quarantine and contact tracing had been started.

Life July 6, 2015

Thailand And Malaysia Step Up Screening For MERS As South Korea Reports New Cases

Malaysia and Thailand are stepping up screening efforts to safeguard their populations against MERS. South Korea reported two additional deaths and three new infections.

Life June 22, 2015

North Korea Claims To Cure AIDS, Ebola, Cancer And More With New Super Drug

Is the Kumdang-2 vaccine the answer to AIDS, Ebola, MERS, cancer and other diseases? That is the claim of North Korea.

Life June 20, 2015

Thailand On MERS Alert: First Case Confirmed By Officials

The MERS virus has found its way to Thailand, according to health officials in the country. The Thai are now on high alert to prevent the further spread of disease.

Life June 19, 2015

South Korea Begins Experiments Using Plasma Treatment To Combat MERS

Two hospitals in South Korea are conducting experimental blood plasma treatments on individuals infected with MERS. The treatment was previously used in SARS patients, leading to a reduction in the death rate.

Life June 16, 2015

Seven More MERS Cases Reported In South Korea

South Korea has reported another seven new cases of MERS in the country. Three of these patients contracted the disease from one of the country's largest hospitals.

Life June 14, 2015

WHO Warns Of More MERS Cases In South Korea: Here's The Big Picture

Since South Korea's first diagnosis of MERS on May 20, 138 people in the country have already been infected with the virus. Thousands are also in quarantine either at home or in medical facilities.

Life June 13, 2015

WHO Reminds People Not To Drink Camel Urine To Avoid MERS

WHO has urged against consuming camel urine, milk and meat that has not been properly cooked, in a bid to curb the spread of the MERS. It is believed that the virus originated from animals before they were transmitted to humans.

Life June 11, 2015

South Korea Vows To Contain MERS Outbreak: More Than 2,300 People Quarantined, Over 1,800 Schools Closed

South Korea confirms fifth death as battle to contain MERS outbreak continues. Officials have asked the public to calm, saying the outbreak is "controllable."

Life June 8, 2015

South Korean Officials Butt Heads Over MERS Virus Contagion

South Korea is in the throes of MERS but apparently its officials have time to squabble. Government and city leaders in dissonance is adding to the country’s stresses.

Life June 5, 2015

700 Schools In South Korea Closed Down Due To MERS Virus Scare

In an effort to prevent the further spread of the MERS virus, hundreds of schools from kindergarten to college are now closed in South Korea. The virus has already infected 35 people and killed two in the country.

Life June 4, 2015

Authorities Say MERS Virus Outbreak Will Continue To Spread

WHO said that there is possibility that the MERS outbreak in South Korea could get worse. The outbreak has already infected 25 and killed two people.

Life June 3, 2015

MERS Scare Wreaks Havoc On Travel Plans To And From South Korea

South Korea is having a public health nightmare as MERS has been confirmed in the country. However, the virus is also a big problem for tourism as travel plans are being abandoned to avoid it.

Life June 2, 2015

South Korea Quarantines Over 680 People Following MERS Virus Incident

South Korea moved to quarantine hundreds in an effort to curb the further spread of the MERS virus in the country after confirming 18 cases of the disease.

Life June 1, 2015

Seven Cases Of MERS Virus Confirmed In South Korea

There are now seven confirmed cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome infection in South Korea, according to health officials, after two new patients were diagnosed with the fatal disease Thursday. A third potential patient had reportedly skipped his voluntary home quarantine to take a trip to China.

Life May 28, 2015

MERS Virus Case Confirmed By Authorities In South Korea

MERS is in South Korea! Health officials have confirmed a man has been infected by the virus after traveling to the Middle East in April.

Life May 20, 2015

MERS virus doesn't spread easily between humans

Scientists have found that the transmission of MERS from person-to-person is not as dangerous as people thought. In a recent study, they found a 4 percent transmission rate in MERS.

Life August 28, 2014

Deadly MERS virus might be airborne

Finding of deadly MERS virus in infected barn suggests disease might spread through the air. If true, disease might spread to humans more easily, researchers say.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 23, 2014

Scientists discover compound that may lead to a possible MERS cure

International research team identifies compounds that could lead to treatment for deadly coronaviruses such as MERS and SARS. Compound shows ability to keep the virus from reproducing in the human body.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 30, 2014

MERS misdiagnosis in Illinois man, Mangalorean woman

Two suspected cases of MERS virus, one in U.S. and one in India, turned out to be misdiagnosed. Blood tests clear Illinois man, show no transmissions of Middle East virus have occurred in the United States.

Life May 29, 2014

Deadly virus MERS arrives in Iran with 2 cases reported

Virus spreading from the Middle East has authorities around the world concerned. The MERS virus has claimed around 175 victims so far.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 28, 2014

Deadly MERS virus spreading in the US: 2 Orlando health workers show symptoms

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome lately appeared in the United States for the first time. Now, two more cases of the deadly virus have been diagnosed in Florida.

Life May 13, 2014

MERS update: Saudi Arabia reports 18 new cases

Saudi Arabia has reported a total number of 449 MERS infection to date. 121 patients have died from the disease and the country's health officials are now more proactive in protecting the health of the people.

Life May 8, 2014

Deadly MERS virus migrates to the US but no need to get alarmed, says CDC

Middle East Respiratory Virus, which kills one-third of people identified with the disease, has just reached the United States. Here is what you need to know.

Life May 6, 2014

MERS update: Egypt investigates first possible death, Saudi intensifies information drive

Egypt faces its first possible MERS death. Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia grapples with 15 new cases and steps up efforts to prevent further casualties.

Life May 5, 2014

MERS is in the U.S., CDC confirms first case in Indiana

Fears of MERS have worsened now that health officials have confirmed that the deadly viral disease is already in the U.S. Hospital and CDC officials, however, said that risks of widespread transmission is minimal and the disease does not spread easily.

Life May 5, 2014

MERS in Middle East: Saudi Arabia struggles to contain deadly virus, Egypt reports first case

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) kills one-third of diagnosed victims, and is becoming more common in Saudi Arabia. Now, the disease has spread to Egypt. What is MERS?

Life April 29, 2014

MERS virus update: Saudi announces spike in cases, UAE and Philippines track down possible carriers

Saudi Arabia's Health Minister Abdullah al-Rabia said that travel restriction is not yet necessary despite the spike in the number of MERS cases.

Life April 21, 2014

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